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Urban policy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Politics and government -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Social conditions -- Periodicals


The initial stages of the Region 2040 planning process have focused on the magnitude of the projected population increase and the degree to which it can be accommodated within the UGB. This study attempts to go beyond this initial question, to address how the region's local communities or neighborhoods will accommodate increased population and density. The study addresses the urban form—the physical environment—that is desired by citizens of the area, and assesses whether the existing system of state and local planning agencies, laws, codes and policies are sufficient to achieve this desired form. The study identifies problems in the current system that may impede efforts to achieve the desired urban forms, and makes specific recommendations regarding actions that may be taken to address these concerns.

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 77, No. 44

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